| Dec 31, 2011
For the cake:
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsps. baking powder
1 1/2 tsps. baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsps. vanilla
1 cup milk
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup strong, hot coffee
To make the cake: Sift all...
| Feb 23, 2012
QUESTION: I'm having trouble deciding whether to change jobs. For a number of years, I have worked for a small local company. I can walk to work and go home for lunch, which is a great lifestyle benefit. The pay is fair, but there is no room for...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 7:07 AM
It has been a nice week for Sepia chef Andrew Zimmerman, who Tuesday was named a semifinalist for a James Beard Foundation award in the Best Chef: Great Lakes category.
And for the next couple of days you can find out why for a lot less than you'd...
| Feb 28, 2012
Q: My husband's 50th birthday is coming quickly and I'd love to make the cake that he raves about that his grandmother made (and never left a recipe for, of course, since she didn't use one!). She lived from 1900-1990 and it was a chocolate cake with mild...
| Mar 15, 2012
No matter what your heritage may be, everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Local restaurants are getting ready for the holiday with plenty of hearty fare, Irish beers and a healthy dose of craic. Slainte!
>>Angelico's Lake House, 81 N....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Two weekend of St. Patrick's Day. Truly we are blessed. There is so much going on Saturday.
Take a look at the Baltimore Sun's St. Patrick's Day Guide 2012.
Here's our favorite event so far. Down at Mr. Rain's Fun House, Chef Bill Buszinski will debut...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:47 PM
If you ask a serious Midwestern downhill skier or snowboarder the best places to pursue those passions, you may be told: Out west. Out east. The Alps. South America.
Anywhere, that is, but here. This is the Midwest, dude. It's flat. Cross-country skiing?...
| Mar 14, 2012
I'm very sad that the wife of one of my Chicago broadcast heroes has died.
Sheila Leonard was an caring, elegant, lovely person and mother of six as you'll read below.
As Roy covered the entertainment scene in Chicago for 31 years, she was a lover of...
| Mar 17, 2012
Pot de crème: We've been through chocolate mousse, flourless chocolate cake, crème brûlée, croissant bread pudding, panna cotta and clafouti. It's worth noting that, with the exception of that old faithful, tiramisu, L.A.'s tastes tend to run to French-...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Situated in what looks to be a deco-style former garage, with concrete pillars framing floor-to-ceiling glass and lights dangling from its exposed-beam ceiling, Fatty's & Co. beacons passersby on Colorado Boulevard.
The airy cafe's taupe and tawny walls...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:45 AM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — If you're going to Augusta in early April to follow the master golfers around the Masters golf course, then you'll want to check out some of the master chefs at the city's restaurants.
From true Southern cooking to true soul food...